Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa

Des Moines, IA (STL.News) The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 6 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 44 positive cases.  642 negative tests have been conducted at the State Hygienic Lab.

According to IDPH, three individuals reside in Polk County, one adult 19-40, one middle aged adult 41-60, and one older adult 61-80.  One adult 19-40 living in Muscatine County, one middle aged adult 41-60 living in Dubuque County; and one adult 19-40 living in Johnson County is an adult in.  Two additional non-residents of Iowa tested positive at Iowa healthcare facilities for COVID-19.

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa provided by IDPH can be found here.  In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19.  The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or (800) 244-7431.  The governor’s office and the Iowa Department of Public Health will be transitioning to mid morning updates as testing capabilities have expanded.